TIME: 2016/04/29 18:04
COMMENT: Beach House – En Route – Marquesas Islands – Day 3 – 194 nm
We always think it takes till the end of day 3 to settle into a passage and this one is going just great so far, early on engine issues aside.
Our first full day sailing and we made 194 nm. Half way through yesterday, we were on track to do 230 nm!, but the wind powers that be
took the night off. The current is more NW than yesterday as well when is was more westerly and giving us a straight push.
So far the wind today has been up and down and I suspect it will be for the next several days. As such, I think the last 24hrs run, might be the fastest day we\’ll have for at least awhile. Last time \”Beach House\” did this trip, the first 4 days were all over 200 miles/day.
As a note, the swell has grown in size to 3.5 meters (just about 12 feet) out of the south, most likely from some very distant southern ocean storm. Not a worry for us, just strange that we sail up and over it as it approaches at a 60 degree angle to our course from the port side.
One friend our ours ahead is sailing slowly with his \”jury rigged mast\”. He broke his head stay, (the wire that holds up the mast from the bow) and another lost their self steering and are \”hand steering\” like the days of old….too tiring.
All is well and we\’ll keep the light on for ya\’…
Scott and Nikki